Jack Brooks Endowed Chair of Government & Public Service #499965

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111234
Position Title Jack Brooks Endowed Chair of Government & Public Service #499965
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 499965
Department Political Science

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Position Summary Information:
The Department of Political Science is seeking a scholar with outstanding teaching and research potential for the Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service beginning August 15, 2018.

The holder of the Chair will have a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Political Science. The Chair will teach six hours per semester, including graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in Congress, Legislative Processes and Leadership.

In addition to a nine-month salary, which is dependent on qualifications and experience, the Brooks Chair includes a summer research stipend.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates should have a PhD in Political Science or Government. Salary and rank are dependent on experience and credentials. Preference will be given to PhD candidates with advanced degrees in Political Science or Government and specializing in leadership studies or the legislature.

The successful candidate will implement effective teaching strategies and communicate with, motivate, and evaluate students; maintain an active service agenda; participate with other faculty in professional and scholarly exchanges within the department and throughout the university; and participate in educationally related aspects of community and civic affairs.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance to Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code ยง51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 05/01/2017
Close Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

The application deadline is November 1, 2017 or until the position is filled.

Lamar University is an AA/EEO employer.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Political Science Search Committee Chairperson,

If your letters of recommendation are confidential, please have the letters mailed to the address above or emailed to: jobs@lamar.edu.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Sample of publications or scholarly writing
  5. Letter of Reference 1
  6. Letter of Reference 2
  7. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents
  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Unofficial Transcript 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript 3